I worry we don’t have enough resources and skills locally to adequately monitor threats in our communityIn the hours after the Christchurch mosque attacks on March 15 last year, I wrote that I hoped New Zealand would finally stop believing it was immune to far-right extremist violence. A year on, I’m not sure enough has changed.I’ve researched far-right extremism for decades – and I would argue it remains a high-level threat in New Zealand, not just overseas. Continue reading...
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The authorities, long criticized as complacent about the extreme right, promised an increased police presence at...The authorities, long criticized as complacent about the extreme right, promised an increased police presence at mosques, airports, train stations and borders.
Migration, lax security and foreign attacks contributing to Hanau-like terrorismThe deadly terrorist shooting in the German...Migration, lax security and foreign attacks contributing to Hanau-like terrorismThe deadly terrorist shooting in the German town of Hanau represents the latest in a string of far-right attacks and plots in what has long been considered one of Europe’s most stable countries.The murderous actions of the gunman, identified in the German media as Tobias Rathjen, came only days after a dozen German men were arrested for allegedly plotting armed attacks on mosques around the country. Continue reading...